So far in 2013, there have been 450 carjackings in Essex County, up from 422 in 2012, and 410 in 2011, 2009 saw just 200.
An off-duty Essex County Sheriff’s officer and a second person were wounded early Sunday in a shooting in Paterson, N.J.
Chase Harrison, 18, beat incumbent board member Rona Wenik, winning 1,805 votes to Wenik’s 1,653, according to incomplete results from the Essex County Clerk’s office.
Authorities believe 43-year-old Matthew Ballister III killed 43-year-old April Wyckoff of Cranford in his Union Township home sometime on Tuesday evening.
Jennifer Sahoye, 35, was originally charged with causing death while driving with a suspended license in the Oct. 10 crash on Routes 1 & 9 in Newark. Further investigation revealed Sahoye was texting while driving at the time of the crash, Essex County prosecutors said.
Twenty-five percent of New Jerseyans are living in poverty, according to a new study.
Essex County authorities believe an inmate found dead early Sunday might have been killed during a fight with his cellmate.
Authorities in Essex County, N.J., were investigating the suspicious death this weekend of an inmate at the county jail.
The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.
The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
An Essex County, N.J., correction officer shot and wounded two teens who allegedly tried to rob him in Newark early Monday, authorities said.
New surveillance images surfaced on Saturday of three men wanted in connection with the murder of an IHOP manager in Newark in March.
County Executive Joe DiVincenzo became the latest in a string of Democrat to endorse Christie’s re-election bid against Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono of Metuchen. He issued the endorsement Tuesday.
The charitable organization works with sick children and their families to make the trying time a little easier for the whole family.
Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.